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Great River Rumble (GRR)
Great River Rumble (GRR)
Jul 29 – Aug 5 all-day
Jul 29-Aug 5; Great River Rumble (GRR). For 2017, paddle the Root River from Rushford, MN, then through 2 locks on the Mississippi to Prairie du Chien, WI, a total of 92 miles. Annual weeklong[...]
CANCELED: Two Day IDNR Canoe School for Naturalists, Briggs Woods
CANCELED: Two Day IDNR Canoe School for Naturalists, Briggs Woods @ Briggs Woods Park, Hamilton County (Boone River).
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day
Due to staff and budget constraints, all Iowa DNR Canoe, Kayak, & SUP School sessions after July 1 have been canceled. Todd Robertson, Outreach Coordinator for Iowa Water Trails, has released the dates and other[...]
Aug 1&15 “Whitewater Kayaking Clinics” with Hannah Ray J, Manchester WW Park. 6:00 pm
Aug 1&15 “Whitewater Kayaking Clinics” with Hannah Ray J, Manchester WW Park. @ Manchester White Water Park
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  Hannah’s recent email exudes the enthusiasm she feels for the sport of whitewater paddling:  “‘Woohoo!’ you exclaim at the bottom of your first rapid loving the feeling of navigating your whitewater kayak through the[...]
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“Four County Float” on Little Sioux River 8:30 am
“Four County Float” on Little Sioux River @ Kindlespire Park (Clay County)
Aug 4 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
The Cherokee County Conservation Board, Sanford Museum, Clay County, Buena Vista County, and O’Brien County Conservation Boards are partnering to provide a unique opportunity to paddle the Little Sioux River with an archeologist & four[...]
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“Seize the Carp Day,” Iowa City
“Seize the Carp Day,” Iowa City @ Iowa City Park
Aug 5 all-day
Aug 5; Third Annual “Seize the Carp Day,” Iowa City Park. This wonderful event has grown in scope and participation; volunteer by contacting Judy Joyce, c/o EarthView Environmental, Inc, 310 2nd St Coralville, Iowa 52241.  www.takeakidoutdoors.org
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Day, Lake Meyer, Calmar 10:00 am
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Day, Lake Meyer, Calmar @ Lake Meyer
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Day, held at various locations around Eastern Iowa,         10:00 am-2:00 pm. Free. Info on complete schedule of Thu and Sat Demo Days: http://crawdaddyoutdoors.com/
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Full Moon
Full Moon
Aug 7 all-day
FULL MOON SCHEDULE 2017: (Iowa 2017 dates, times at Cedar Rapids, note CST or CDT times.) Jan 12, Thursday, Sunrise 7:33, Sunset 4:57, Moonrise 5:36 CST Feb 10, Friday, Sunrise 7:09, Sunset 5:34, Moonrise 5:29[...]
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Iowa State Fair, Des Moines
Iowa State Fair, Des Moines @ Iowa State Fairgrounds
Aug 10 – Aug 20 all-day
Aug 10-20; Iowa State Fair, Des Moines.  Visit IDNR Building & Courtyard, with River Programs, Water Trails, & Project Aware displays. Also find inspiration in the Photography Salon exhibit.  http://www.iowastatefair.org/ 
CrawDaddy Outdoors Thur Demo Days, Waverly Aug 10,24 6:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors Thur Demo Days, Waverly Aug 10,24 @ Avenue of Saints Lake
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Aug 10, 24; CrawDaddy Outdoors Thursday Demo Days, Ave of Saints Lake, rural Waverly, 6:00-8:00 pm. Free. Info on schedule of Thu and Sat Demo Days: http://crawdaddyoutdoors.com/
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Perseids Meteor Shower Peaks 9:23 pm
Perseids Meteor Shower Peaks
Aug 12 @ 9:23 pm – Aug 13 @ 10:23 pm
Aug 12-13; Perseids Meteor Shower Peaks. One of the best to observe, peaking at 60 meteors/hour, spans Jul 17-Aug 24.
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Iowa Mussel Blitz
Iowa Mussel Blitz @ Tentatively Upper Cedar River Near Minnesota
Aug 15 – Aug 18 all-day
The 2017 Iowa Mussel Blitz is tentatively scheduled for August 15 through 18th on the Cedar River near at the Minnesota/Iowa State line. More Details Coming Later This Summer.
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“Geode Paddle,” Lower Des Moines River WT 10:00 am
“Geode Paddle,” Lower Des Moines River WT @ Bentonsport Boat Ramp to Bonaparte Boat Ramp
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
“Geode Paddle” Friday, August 18th from 10:00 am-2:00 pm Bentonsport Boat Ramp to Bonaparte Boat Ramp Geodes are nature’s treasure chest! Participants will be paddling this beautiful stretch of river between stops on the rock[...]
“Stand Up Paddleboard Clinic,” Lacey-Keosauqua State Park Near Keosauqua–see times 5:00 pm
“Stand Up Paddleboard Clinic,” Lacey-Keosauqua State Park Near Keosauqua–see times @ Beach at Lacey Keosauqua State Park
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
“Stand Up Paddleboard Clinic” Friday, August 18th with two sessions from 5:00-6:00 pm & 6:30-7:30 pm Meet at the Beach at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park Beat the heat and try something new this summer at the[...]
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“Floatzilla” in Quad Cities
“Floatzilla” in Quad Cities @ See Website
Aug 19 all-day
Aug 19; Annual Floatzilla in Quad Cities.  Floats, food, live music, tee shirts, world record attempt for largest flotilla of kayaks & canoes; http://www.floatzilla.org/ Join a “few” of your paddling friends for this annual attempt[...]
Voyageur Canoe Core Crew Training Session, Rock Creek, Camanche, Clinton CCB 10:00 am
Voyageur Canoe Core Crew Training Session, Rock Creek, Camanche, Clinton CCB @ Rock Creek
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am
Voyageur Canoe Core Crew Training Session ~ 10:00 AM ~ ~ Rock Creek ~ 3942 291st St, Camanche, IA 52730 Clinton County Conservation will host a Voyageur Canoe “Core Crew” Training Session at Rock Creek, near[...]
Voyageur Canoe Public Half-Hour Floats, Rock Creek, Camanche 12:00 pm
Voyageur Canoe Public Half-Hour Floats, Rock Creek, Camanche @ Rock Creek
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm
Clinton CCB invites the public to experience half hour paddling trips aboard the new 14-passenger Voyageur canoes, beginning at Noon on Saturday, August 19 at Rock Creek, 3942 291st St, Camanche. The canoes are new[...]
“Tools of the Past,” Lacey Keosauqua State Park Near Keosauqua 6:00 pm
“Tools of the Past,” Lacey Keosauqua State Park Near Keosauqua @ Beach House at Lacey Keosauqua State Park
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm
Tools of the Past Saturday, August 19th at 6:00 pm Meet at the Beachhouse at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park How Did They Do That?! For thousands of years preindustrial populations hunted and farmed in Iowa. These[...]
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Total Solar Eclipse
Total Solar Eclipse
Aug 21 all-day
Aug 21 Total Solar Eclipse. Will be total in northern Missouri, about 90% in southern half of Iowa. For viewing info, and links to even more viewing info, read our IWTA Special Solar Eclipse Issue:[...]
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CANCELED: Two Day IDNR Kayak School for Naturalists & Trip Leaders, Briggs Woods
CANCELED: Two Day IDNR Kayak School for Naturalists & Trip Leaders, Briggs Woods @ Briggs Woods Park, Hamilton County (Boone River).
Aug 23 – Aug 24 all-day
Due to staff and budget constraints, all Iowa DNR Canoe, Kayak, & SUP School sessions after July 1 have been canceled. Todd Robertson, Outreach Coordinator for Iowa Water Trails, has released the dates and other[...]
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Overnight Paddle on Middle River, Schildberg to Roseman.
Overnight Paddle on Middle River, Schildberg to Roseman. @ See Details
Aug 26 – Aug 27 all-day
Aug 26/27; Overnight Paddle on Middle River, Schildberg to Roseman. Hosted by Madison County River Alliance and CCB. A short 7-mile paddle, with a campout on a rock bar. We will concentrate on ethics of[...]
Rugged Toad Adventure Triathlon in Waverly 9:00 am
Rugged Toad Adventure Triathlon in Waverly @ Brookwood Park
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am
Aug 26, 2017; Rugged Toad Adventure Triathlon in Waverly. Get your “wart on!” Paddle (4.6 miles) on the Cedar River from Waverly to Ingawanis Adventure Base, trail run (3.4 miles) through the camp, then mountain[...]
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“Iowa River Forum,” Hardin County, Pine Lake SP 12:00 pm
“Iowa River Forum,” Hardin County, Pine Lake SP @ Pine Lake State Park
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Senator Rob Hogg, Iowa River Friends, and other organizers invite you to an “Iowa River Forum” in Hardin County, Noon to 2:00 pm on Sunday Aug 27. The forum will be held at the Pine[...]
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